By Stephanie Tye
WHEN the marketing team at the New Theatre wanted someone to put Save The Last Dance For Me cast members Antony Costa and Jason Denton through their paces, we didn't need to look any further than Warneford Lane.
For every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (7pm - 8pm) and Saturdays (9.30am - 10.30am) British Military Fitness (BMF) instructor Jason Field in on hand to put those keen to improve their fitness to the test - regardless of their abilities.
And he was only to happy to come along to the Soldiers Of Oxfordshire Museum, in Woodstock, to show Antony and Jason a few moves including tricep curls, bench dips, shadow boxing and press ups.
The day was not just about promoting the show, which comes to Oxford from July 18 - 23, but also Armed Forces Day on June 25, which the theatre is supporting.
As part of the annual campaign, which gives people the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, Service families, Reservists, veterans and cadets, on June 25 the New Theatre is offering £10 off a pair of tickets to the show (price bands A & B) the following month, as well as holding giveaways for those who book in person.
BMF is the UK's undisputed leader in outdoor fitness. Welcoming people of all fitness levels who want to get fit but struggle to find the motivation, BMF combines inspiring group exercise led by real, military-trained professionals to deliver life-changing results with serious fun guaranteed.
Members find that the classes make them work harder than they would do by themselves, and they enjoy the support and banter of a team. It's the atmosphere, along with regular socials, that keeps thousands of people coming back for more every week. There are more than 400 sessions a week across the country.
Former Mercian Regiment Sergeant Jason Field, has been running the sessions at South Park for around 10 years. It doesn't matter if you are super fit or want to up your activity, the classes cater for all levels of fitness and classes are divided into ability groups. The first class is free.
"Antony and Jason did really well, we have a couple of potential new recruits there," said Jason, who is BMF manager for Oxford and Worcester.
For more information on British Military Fitness sessions, log on to www.britmilfit.com or call 020 8996 2220.
Save The Last Dance For Me is a nostalgic, feel-good journey that will transport you back to music's golden era as we follow two teenage sisters through the summer of '63. Two sisters holiday without their parents for the first time and meet a handsome young American who invites them to a dance at the local U.S. Air force base.
But young love and holiday romance is never as simple as it sounds, and the sisters soon realise that while the world around them is still watching itself in black and white, life and love can be much more colourful.